Q: What is NeuroNet? How does it work?
A: NeuroNet is a research-based learning readiness program designed to help students develop fluency in essential reading, math, and handwriting skills. The NeuroNet exercises combine rhythmic movement patterns with basic reading, writing, and math skills in order automate those skills. Once those basic skills are automated, the brain can devote more executive control on higher levels of learning like reading comprehension. You can read more in our about section here. If you would like a more detailed explanation of the NeuroNet Program and exercises, please watch our Introductory Course here.
Q: Who can benefit from NeuroNet?
A: Individualized NeuroNet programs can be used to help struggling learners who have not automated basic reading, writing and math skills during early childhood. You can view a list here of some of the types of learning difficulties NeuroNet has helped children with over the years. If you still have questions about whether NeuroNet can benefit your child, specifically, please contact a Certified NeuroNet Providers in your area to set up an intake chat.
Q: There's not a provider near me. What can I do?
A: If you do not have a Certified Provider in your area, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an intake chat with one of our on-staff Certified Providers.
Q: Which program is best for my child?
A: In general our Classroom Enrichment Programs (Grade K-2) are used at home with children with the guidance of a NeuroNet Provider. Because every child is different, we recommend speaking to a Certified Provider about which program would be the best fit for your child. You can find a Certified Provider in your area here or contact us at email@example.com to speak to a Provider on staff.
Q: My child is 17+, will this program be beneficial to him/her? / Can adults use this program?
A: In general, the NeuroNet Programs are designed for school-aged children but have been effective for older individuals in some cases. In order to evaluate whether the program is a good fit for your specific situation, we recommend consulting a Certified Provider in your area here or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a Provider on staff.
Q: Is this program available in other languages?
A: Yes, the Integrated Rhythms Program and Training are available in Spanish. You can read more about the Ritmos Integrados Course and Program here.
Q: How long will it take to complete the program?
A: Children progress through the program based on the recommendations of the Certified NeuroNet Provider. If a particular exercise or level proves too challenging, the provider may recommend extra practice at that level. The the shortest amount of time each program could take would be 8 months. This would mean regular use for five days per week without any need to repeat parts of the program.
Q: Is there a cost associated with an intake chat? What kind of things will the therapist discuss with me?
A: There is no cost associated with an intake chat. It is a phone call that typically does not last for more than an hour. During the intake chat, the Certified Provider will discuss your child's developmental history and your specific concerns. If you live outside of the U.S. and would like to arrange an intake chat via Skype, please contact us at email@example.com.
Q: Do you have any research?
A: Yes, NeuroNet is backed by empirical results, and the NeuroNet approach is backed by hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in the world's top scientific journals. We have divided the research into 4 categories: Handwriting, Motor Development, Rhythm, and Exercise and Obesity. Additionally, NeuroNet Learning has a blog that publishes articles on peer-reviewed research.
Q: What are the system requirements to install the NeuroNet Programs?
A: NeuroNet's software is compatible with both MAC and PC operating systems. Each program takes up over 1GB of space on your hard drive. Below are the space requirements for each program
Program PreK: 2.93 GB
Program 0: 2.8 GB
Program 1: 2.18 GB
Program 2: 2 GB
Q: Are the programs and courses compatible with my iPad/tablet?
A: The online courses can be viewed on iPads and other tablets with internet browsers. The NeuroNet software, however, is not available on mobile devices at this time.
Q: Do I need to purchase anything else beside the kit?
A: If you purchase the "Kit with Materials," the only other item you will need is a stepping stool. Step stools are available at most big box store (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) or from the online retailers below.
Q: Do you accept health insurance?
A: NeuroNet does not accept insurance directly as payment for courses, kits, or software. However, licensed allied health professionals may use NeuroNet Programs and bill for services addressing client needs through NeuroNet. For example, speech and listening exercises address speech goals, balance and movement exercises address physical and occupational therapy goals, and head rotation exercises address visual/optometric goals. Other licensed allied health professionals might use and bill for NeuroNet as a part of their professional therapy programs as well, based on their individual client needs. In some instances, academic support programs (tutors, reading therapy, etc.) can document and bill for the services they provide. However, health insurance programs may not pay for these services when they are not provided by an allied health professional. In the past, parents purchasing the program have submitted the necessary paperwork to their health insurance provider for reimbursement but that is not typical.
Q: I am a teacher and would love to use this in my classroom. What options are available to me?
A: If you would like more information about using NeuroNet in the Classroom, please request a Classroom Enrichment Brochure here.
Training and Certification
Q: How often do you have live trainings and where are they located?
A: Live trainings in the U.S. are held infrequently and not on a fixed interval. If you would like to be notified of future live trainings, please subscribe to our blog here. Trainings in Latin America are held more frequently, however. If you would like to be made aware of future trainings in Latin America, you can subscribe to our Spanish Blog here.
Q: Do I have to take the training to become a provider?
A: Yes, in order to become a Certified Provider you must complete a course as well as the corresponding Certification application. You can review each of the Certification applications here. NeuroNet certification is offered at no charge if you complete the video submissions within 60 days of registering for the course.
Q: How is the online course structured?
A: NeuroNet currently offers Nandodegrees that are online courses structured to take one month to complete. Once a Nanodegree is purchased from our store, you will receive an email inviting you to create a login to access the course content. Courses are broken down into short segments of approximately seven minutes each which are followed by assessment questions. Material can be accessed on a computer or mobile device. The content can be viewed any time and be viewed multiple times if desired.
Q: What is the estimated time commitment for the online course?
A: The total duration for each of the Nanodegrees is 4.2 hours. The course is structured to allow you to view the material and take the assessments in a timeframe that best suits your schedule--you can leave the course and return to it as you like, and your progress will be saved. You will receive email prompts reminding you to finish the courses once you begin. These reminders are in place to keep you on track for completion over a one month period.
Q: When is the next online course and how much is it?
A: Online courses begin once you receive your email inviting you to create your login for the course content. The price of the English courses is $399 each.
Q: I am interested in your courses. As a chiropractor, psychologist, etc. am I eligible to become a Certified Provider?
A: Licensed therapists from the following professions may become Certified NeuroNet Providers:
- speech-language pathologists
- physical therapists
- occupational therapists
- *COTAs, SLPAs, PTAs
In order for a therapist's assistant to offer NeuroNet the supervising therapist must also be a Certified NeuroNet Provider.
There are numerous other professions and degrees that may also qualify for NeuroNet Certification. Generally, if you have a graduate-level degree in a therapy or education related field, you can become a Certified Provider. If you have any questions about whether you qualify, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do you offer any bulk discounts for group sign-ups?
A: Bulk/Group discounts can be arranged for live and online course sign-ups. If you would like to inquire about a discount, please email us at email@example.com with the details of your group request.
Q: Do I need to take both Nanodegree online courses to get Certified? Which one should I take first?
A: No, you do not need to take both courses to become a Certified Provider. You can become a Certified Provider in one program and take the other courses at a later date. We typically suggest starting with the Integrated Rhythms Nanodegree. However, if your client base tends to be younger, in the 3 to 5 year old range, the Early Learning Nanodegree is likely a more appropriate option. We also offer a Dual Nanodegree for $499, which includes certification in all of NeuroNet's programs.
Q: Is there a short preview or sample of the courses/programs I can view?
A: Yes, there is an Introductory Course you can view here. The course is approximately 40 minutes long and is presented by Nancy Rowe, the creator of the NeuroNet Programs and the presenter in the online courses.
Q: Are the online courses AOTA certified for CEUs? How many?
A: NeuroNet Learning is approved to provide CEUs with AOTA. All 3 Nanodegrees are listed with AOTA and pre-approved, and Letters of Completion can be provided upon request.
Early Learning Nanodegree - .42 CEUs
Integrated Rhythms Nanodegree - .42 CEUs
Note: 10 contact hours equals 1.00 CEU. Contact hours are based on the length of the course videos. To read more about calculating CEUs based on contact hours click here. NeuroNet Learning does not award variable credit for partial completion of workshops.